Preventative Care

Vaccine Reactions

Vaccine Reactions

Vaccine reactions are rare, usually mild, and can vary based on a horse's reaction to a particular adjuvant, route, or sensitivity. Your horse may react with hives to an IM vaccine one year, and have no reaction to an intranasal vaccine of for the same infection. Learn more about managing your horse's vaccine reactions. . .

EPM and How to Prevent it

EPM and How to Prevent it

Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a neurologic disease in horses caused by infection with the protozoan Sarcocystis neurona (SN). SN infects horses when they ingest the organism in contaminated feed or water. The definitive host of this organism is the opossum, which passes the organism in its feces.

The Balanced or "Normal" Hoof

The Balanced or "Normal" Hoof

We know that the hoof is the primary cause of lameness in a horse. As the saying goes, “No hoof, no horse”. To set your horse up for success in the long term, the first thing we’re looking for is that balanced hoof. To understand your horse's hoof balance, we'll look at the dorsal/palmar relationship, the medial/lateral relationship, the symmetry of the solar surface, and the medial/lateral heel relationship.